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This was our very first cruise and there was 15 of us. When we first got onboard the first thing we noticed was the food stations were overflowing with choices: steak, chicken, pasta chinese, bbq. Amazing! Well, that was the last time we saw any of that. Most nights, there was only 1 line open and it offered maybe 2 main dishes which were awful such as Ham or a Chicken dish with all the sides and salad bar. We have always heard of the excellent and abundant food buffets on cruises, but it was't on this ship! The main dining room was much better, but it was the back of the boat and some of our guests felt the ocean moving too much and couldn't eat in there. I also think Carnival needs to decide if they want to be a family ship or a party ship, but you can't have it both ways. One day, around noonish, there was a alcohol inspired game show and the contestants got super crazy, and I'm no prude, but they did this on the side of the ship where water slide pool was located with a ton of kids, including mine. Not appropriate! I also paid into the Bubbles package and it was a huge mistake. There are no soda stations in food buffet areas, so if my kids wanted a soda with their meals or even while sitting around the pool, they had to go to the bar and wait until the server was finished making 20 frozen drinks, all while enjoying the company of the heavy drinkers and fowl language. Also, one morning as I was walking around with my young son on the top deck, I fell harshly down 2 steps. The floor is wood, it had a "slime" residue and I was trying to be very careful. After I fell, there were 2 crewmen close by and they acted as if they could care less. Fortunately there was a nice family who ran over to help. I couldn't believe the crewmen did nothing. As they walked by, they did ask if i was ok, but didn't offer a arm to help me up! I was sore but refused to go to infirmary. I woke up next morning, bruised over the whole right side of my body. Pain was awful, but i was with my family of 15 people and didn't want it to ruin my trip. I iced up as much as I could, and got on with my trip. The rooms were nice, the other food options were good so overall I guess the value was there, but before I would even consider recommending Carnival to anyone, they have some growing up to do! Kim

Sunshine but no frills

Carnival Liberty Cruise Review by KimmyH

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2017
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
This was our very first cruise and there was 15 of us. When we first got onboard the first thing we noticed was the food stations were overflowing with choices: steak, chicken, pasta chinese, bbq. Amazing! Well, that was the last time we saw any of that. Most nights, there was only 1 line open and it offered maybe 2 main dishes which were awful such as Ham or a Chicken dish with all the sides and salad bar. We have always heard of the excellent and abundant food buffets on cruises, but it was't on this ship!

The main dining room was much better, but it was the back of the boat and some of our guests felt the ocean moving too much and couldn't eat in there.

I also think Carnival needs to decide if they want to be a family ship or a party ship, but you can't have it both ways. One day, around noonish, there was a alcohol inspired game show and the contestants got super crazy, and I'm no prude, but they did this on the side of the ship where water slide pool was located with a ton of kids, including mine. Not appropriate!

I also paid into the Bubbles package and it was a huge mistake. There are no soda stations in food buffet areas, so if my kids wanted a soda with their meals or even while sitting around the pool, they had to go to the bar and wait until the server was finished making 20 frozen drinks, all while enjoying the company of the heavy drinkers and fowl language.

Also, one morning as I was walking around with my young son on the top deck, I fell harshly down 2 steps. The floor is wood, it had a "slime" residue and I was trying to be very careful. After I fell, there were 2 crewmen close by and they acted as if they could care less. Fortunately there was a nice family who ran over to help. I couldn't believe the crewmen did nothing. As they walked by, they did ask if i was ok, but didn't offer a arm to help me up! I was sore but refused to go to infirmary. I woke up next morning, bruised over the whole right side of my body. Pain was awful, but i was with my family of 15 people and didn't want it to ruin my trip. I iced up as much as I could, and got on with my trip.

The rooms were nice, the other food options were good so overall I guess the value was there, but before I would even consider recommending Carnival to anyone, they have some growing up to do!

Kim
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Ocean View
Cabin 6B 2409
Ocean view cabin on 2nd floor and it was very nice. No complaints.
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